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Finlay Light

Finlay Light, also known as Finley Light[1] was an Australian model best known for being briefly considered to play James Bond in the 1980s before Timothy Dalton was eventually cast.

He was one of a number of Australian or New Zealand actors that the Bond producers looked at during this time, others including Andrew Clarke, Antony Hamilton and Sam Neill.[2][3] Light was signed to a ten-year contract[4][5][6] but never ended up appearing in the role.


  1. ^ "It's Time for New Political Images", Sydney Morning Herald 26 May 1981 p 15
  2. ^ "The Timothy Dalton Era", MI6 The Home of James Bond 6 August 2013 accessed 31 October 2013
  3. ^ Photo Standalone 1 -- No Title Laserphoto, A P. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 29 Apr 1986: 4.
  4. ^ "New James Bond", Gainesville Sun 29 April, 1986 accessed 31 October 2013
  5. ^ "Finley Light – To Be James Bond", Venetian Vase 11 November 2012 accessed 31 October 2013
  6. ^ "In Brief", Sydney Morning Herald 28 April 1986 p 6